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RAJPIPLA (Princely State) (13 gun salute)

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LOCATION: Bombay AREA: 3,930.33 km² VILLAGES: 927 POPULATION: 168,415 (1921) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 27,32,113 (1930) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Gohil PRIVY PURSE: Rs 397,946 SEAT: Nandod, Rajpipla ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
AGENCY: Rewa Kantha Agency 1811 -1937 then Baroda and Gujarat States Agency 1937 - 1944 then Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency 1944 - 1947

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharana Shri RAGHUBIRSINHJI RAJENDRASINHJI Sahib, Maharaja of Rajpipla since 3rd February 1963.
born 29th May 1942 at Nandod (New Rajpipla), educated at N. Wadia College, Poona; I.C.S., London and Geneva Theological College, London; formerly Honorary Consul for Barbados at Bombay, director/partner R.R. Hotels Ltd, Raj Enterprises of Rajvant Palace Resort and Vijayraj Palace Hotel, trustee of RR Charitable Trust, Rajeshwar Mahadeo Trust and Tatya Baba Trust; married 5th March 1964, HH Maharani Rukmani Devi Sahiba, born 1942, daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Girdhar Singh Bahadur of Jaisalmer, and his second wife, HH Maharani Sahib Hawa Kanwar, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A First Class in the Rewa Kantha Agency, founded about 1360 by Kumar Shri Samarsinhji Mokhdaji, younger son of Thakur Mokhdaji Ranoji 1309/1347 of Gogha (later Bhavnagar) by the daughter of Rao Chokrana Saidawat, a Parmar Rajput prince of Ujjain in Malwa. He succeded to the estate of his father-in-law when he died heirless, and took the name Arjun Sinhji. Rulers were... OTHER MEMBERS:
1. "Who Was Who 1897-1915" ; Volume I, London 1920 ; Adam and Charles Black ; p.584; this source has "died 27th September 1915"
2. "Indian India" ; Volumes 1-2 ; 1946/1947
3. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945, this source has "succeeded 26th September 1915"
4. "The Indian Biographical Dictionary 1915" by C. Hayavadana Rao (Editor), Pillar & Co., Madra, 1916,p.88
5. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta:Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931